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Hampton beats NC Central 31-24.

Sep 15, 2009 - 9:37 PM HAMPTON, Va.(AP) -- LaMarcus Coker's 29-yard touchdown run with 1:28 left rallied Hampton from behind in a 31-24 win against North Carolina Central on Saturday.

The Pirates then converted the two-point conversion when quarterback David Legree connected with Isiah Thomas for the final margin, and the Hampton defense held strong for the win.

Legree finished 10-of-18 passing for 140 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and Coker finished with 59 rushing yards.

After trailing 14-10 early in the third quarter, Hampton scored twice before the end of the quarter to retake the lead. Steve Robinson ran for a 1-yard score and Damon McDaniel returned an 82-yard punt for a TD, giving the Pirates a 23-14 lead going into the fourth.

North Carolina Central took a 24-23 lead with 11:08 left on Michael Johnson's 11-yard touchdown run, setting up the winning score for Hampton.